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Shot the latest four segments in our Gourmet Grille at Buy For Less series to begin the day. Sean (Sean Cummings’ Irish Restaurant and Pub) and Cathy (Vito’s Ristorante) Cummings were in rare form this morning. They cheffed up two soups, some scallops and a pepper crusted steak.
Caught up with the Food Dude, The Oklahoman’s food editor, Dave Cathey for lunch. Cathey and I discussed some of our upcoming video series, the Lunch Birds, Try This! and a Chef’s Table concept. We were joined at Rococo Restaurant & Fine Wine by owner/chef Bruce Rinehart, Iguana Grill owner/chef Ryan Parrott and Kristy Klockhart. I recommend the Rococo’s Gangster Sausage Grinder. I’d also recommend a pair of Rinehart’s always flashy pants. Next time you’re there, see for yourself.
Back at OPUBCO Studios, I interviewed the National Weather Service’s Rick Smith via Skype this afternoon. Rick is the warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Norman Forecast office. It’s going to get cold. We will do more interviews throughout the winter and spring, including tomorrow morning for an update.
More and more info is going mobile. From the NY Times:
Apple has bought Quattro Wireless, a mobile advertising company, Quattro said on Tuesday. The price was about $300 million, according to a person briefed on the deal.
The purchase, announced in a post on a Quattro company blog, marks Apple’s first move into the advertising business. It will put the company into direct competition in the mobile ad market with Microsoft, Yahoo and Google, which in November agreed to acquire AdMob, another mobile advertising network, for $750 million. That acquisition has attracted antitrust scrutiny from the Federal Trade Commission. Apple had also been interested in buying AdMob, according to people with knowledge of that deal.
Again from the Lost Remote site comes this news:
Skype, the already popular P2P video and audio internet calling service is about to come to your living room. Not only is the service going to start offering 720p quality video, but it has also teamed up with TV manufacturers Panasonic and LG to offer the service right from their TVs. All you will need to add will be a webcam and a mic, and you’ll be making free, hi-def video calls.
We’ve used Skype for some of our talkbacks. Our Washington DC guys Chris Casteel and Mark Green often provide commentaries or debriefs with The Oklahoman’s Editor Ed Kelley via Skype or iChat.
One of the issues has been the video quality. Skype audio is top notch, better than iChat. Now we’ll have to see about the Skype HD. Could really be a sign of things to come from the national networks to the local broadcasters to your mom chatting with her relatives across the country.